When a friend came…
I am a working Mom. I put in more than 40 hours at the office and come home to household responsibilities. I take my son to cub scouts and swimming lessons, and I go through spelling words with him at night. I would like to think that our lives are pretty typical of a family with two working parents.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 16, 2017 at 9:16am — No Comments
Traffic is what did me in.
I had it all planned out: I left work a little earlier than normal, I had a route home that avoided the major roads and I was excited. I was going to make it to my son's school in time for curriculum night.…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2016 at 6:49am — No Comments
I was trying to concentrate at work, when I heard it. A phlegmy cough. Then a pause. Then that cough again. Someone in my office was sick.
I admit to being guilty of this myself - going to work while sick. I have rationalized this because I think "it's just a cold," that I can "work through it" or that I…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 20, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments
Added by Joan P. on September 4, 2016 at 1:54pm — No Comments
In my life right now, I have two very active toddlers and a 6 month old puppy who is already 50+ lbs. Jason and I have been trying to get out of debt, off and on for the last 3 1/2 years. Of course things happen and every now and then, we go backwards. Right now we are right back in it and working hard. He has been really great trying to pick up any extra shift that comes available to him. As you all know, I stay at home and don't have an income that will help us. If we really want…Continue
Added by Samantha Roberts on August 13, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments
Sometimes, I work late.
It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments
Few years ago, when I left my job, I wanted to work from home only as I didn't want to put my kids in day care. After a few trials n errors, I have landed up in websites n graphics making business and I can work from home still taking care of my kids myself.
Recently whenever any of my friends ask me about some interesting idea for working from home, I suggest them making infographics. Its fun to do and also very much in demand.
What would you suggest if anyone asked…Continue
Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 9, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,
Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.
I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments
"Did you sign my agenda?"
"Where are my dance shoes?"
"I need money for the book fair!"
These are all questions that I have heard from Tween Girl as we walk out of the door during an already rushed morning.
With a little bit of preparation and patience (lots of patience), you can get out of the…Continue
Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 4, 2016 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Added by Carrie Anthony on February 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I was just speaking to a new colleague, a woman named Lathika Pai from Bangalore, India. She is leading SonderConnect – The Future is Female. It’s a platform to invest and mentor women entrepreneurs and consists of men and women who have achieved great heights, who are willing to give their time and money to support Indian women entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. An outstanding…Continue
Added by Julia Rivard Dexter on February 23, 2016 at 10:37pm — No Comments
Originally posted on Workflexibility.org. Written by Stefanie Boucher.
Several months ago when I started Opt-Out Revolutionary, a blog about the much-discussed (and often misunderstood) opt-out revolution, I set out to interview stay-at-home-mothers and working moms alike with one key question in mind: How can today’s women build satisfying, joy-filled careers and raise healthy, happy kids without constantly feeling…Continue
Added by Linda Singer on February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Few month ago I face the news I was expecting a baby. At that time, I've been working for several years for IT company in New York. I liked the vibrant life of working days, even though, I was snowed under with various task and had to keep studying since I didn't enough knowledge to get the promotion. In fact , I…Continue
Added by Sandra McCain on December 29, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Congratulations, you're having a baby!
You are now seen as a more stable employee - after all, you now have a family to provide for. You'll be earning more money and you have just gotten an edge on any promotions.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments
My son is a product of preschool. My husband and I both work and our parents are either too far away or they also work and were not able to watch him for us. So, off to school he went. It was crazy expensive, but the costs of him going outweighed the cost of me quitting my job. And, thankfully, he loved it. In preschool he learned most of what his teacher is covering now in Kindergarten.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
I said a lot of dumb things when I was in my 20s. As I am now older and (presumably) wiser, I take comfort in the fact that everyone says dumb things in their 20s. In your 20s you suffer from an optimistic idealistic attitude about...well, everything.
As I have gotten older, I have gotten wiser. Which is…
At 5 pm, I have been working for eight and a half hours. I probably don't even know what time it is. In fact, I am probably in a meeting, since I work for a bicoastal company and it is only 2 pm on the other coast. (That tends to be a popular meeting time.)
By 5:14, I am trying very hard to focus on whatever…
It usually happens on a Friday or a Monday. I'll be in the office, waiting for my email program to start, and they will start to filter in: The Working From Home messages.
One or two emails that come in with the WFH subject line are common enough: Sick children, sick adult, work being done at the house and…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 24, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
In my little corner of the world, school starts next week. And all around me I hear the moms talking about various after school programs and which ones they are avoiding because they don't encourage children to complete their homework first.
And I can hear that they are already stressed out over their…
Added by Lauren Markman on August 18, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments